I think Obama hates Assad more than he is repelled by ISIS barbarity. Before the public outcry made Obama act, He considered the genocide of Assidis permitted collateral damage. There is no reason why we, with or without a coalition, cannot bomb the crap out of ISIS. We did it in Libya and Gaddafi was not murdering as many people as ISIS. He definitely was not burning and burying people alive,enslaving, raping and beheading people. Gaddafi was not doing all that horrific barbarous acts to children either. I would carpet bomb every black flag in Iraq and Syria and let the locals clean up the pieces. Isis is an abomination and must be destroyed. Humanity cannot coexist with such evil.